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Hockinson Community Canned Food Drive Canned food drive

Please join us in supporting our community by donating to the Hockinson Community Canned Food Drive!

Pumpkin Decorating Contest Decorated pumpkins

Everyone's invited to join the HSD Pumpkin Decorating Contest! 

New Office Hours & Wi-Fi Cafe Move New Hours

Due to enrollment and staffing reductions, the HSD will be revising its main office hours and Wi-Fi Cafe location.

 

HMS Library Online Checkout! Library checkout

Great news...HMS Library is now open for online book checkout!

Zoom Open House Zoom Open House

Please join us for our 2020-21 Open House!

Update: HSD 2020-2021 Food Service Program school-lunch

UPDATE: On October 9, the HSD was informed that we can continue to provide free meals to all students through the USDA Summer Food Service Program for the entire 2020-2021 school year.

HSD '20-'21Device Pickup Information child-laptop

Student device distribution will be handled at one central location this year at the HSD district office, utilizing the HMS staff parking and bus lane.

Reopening task force to convene this week back to school

The HSD Reopening Schools Task Force meets for the first time this week. The group's goal is to provide direction for the resumption of school.

New office hours, end-of-year events announced clock

Look here for updated office hours in the school district as well as a summary of end of the year events.

Hockinson schools earn state recognition SBE recognition

The State Board of Education (SBE) has recognized two Hockinson schools for demonstrating growth and supporting students.

District celebrates HSD food service staff lunch heroes

On Friday, May 1, 2020, Hockinson School District joined the nation in celebrating National School Lunch Hero Day.

New guidelines related to grading announced (FAQ) test

New guidelines related to grading practices during the emergency school closure are now available for students and families.

Schools closed for rest of 19-20 school year Inslee

The latest information from the district following the Governor's decision to close schools for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

At-home learning launches in district (updated) Remote learning

District staff has been working together to coordinate the roll-out of at-home learning and expectations relating to virtual parent-teacher conferences and more.

Doing your part: Stay home, stay healthy Social distancing

The sooner we hunker down, the sooner we can get through this together.

Coronavirus school closure: Updates & information COVID-19

Find school closure updates, frequently asked questions and coronavirus information and resources here.

Field trips, large events canceled Coronavirus update

To adhere to "social distancing" practices, the district is canceling some events including school field trips.

Custodial staff steps up cleaning efforts cleaning

Learn about the preventative action being taken by Hockinson School District’s custodial staff in response to the coronavirus.

Battle of the Books! Battle of the Books

Come join us to watch the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade teams compete in Battle of the Books!

Incoming 9th Graders Forecasting Night High School just  ahead street sign

8th graders, please join us for 9th grade forecasting at HHS!

Student safety top-of-mind when icy weather looms KPTV Image of School bus

From school closures to delays, winter weather has a way of keeping school districts on their toes. KPTV Fox 12 stopped by the District this week to learn how the decision-making process unfolds.

Gearing up for winter weather (FAQs) snowman and kids

With subfreezing temperatures in the forecast, we’d like to take a moment to answer a few questions about our inclement weather procedures.

Students invited to attend Dental Health Day event Dental health day

Students can get free dental work on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Clark College’s Firstenburg Dental Hygiene Clinic in Vancouver.

Grant brings special edition books to HMS Library Library books

Thanks to a state grant, the library at Hockinson Middle School now boasts an impressive collection of large print edition books.

Hockinson students honor Veterans HHES Assembly

Hockinson School District celebrated those who have served our country by holding Veterans Day assemblies at its three schools.

Students celebrate Disability Awareness Month disability board

Ongoing activities are offering students enrolled in Hockinson's Special Education program the chance to build new skills.

Safety Tips for National School Bus Safety Week school bus

10 things students can do to help make their bus driver’s job a bit easier.

Battle of the Books Battle of the Books

Learn how you can support Battle of the Books!

Literacy Fundraising Meeting Librarian with books

Please join us to see how you can help support our literacy program.

Fall Scholastic Book Fair Book Fair

Hockinson PWT would like to invite you to the Fall Scholastic Book Fair held in the Hockinson Elementary Library during Conference Week.

Picture Retake Day Photo retake day

Picture retake day is coming up!

A Day In The Life Of A 6th Grader Team 6th grade

Come experience a day in the life of a 6th grader on Thursday, September 19th!

Applications open for free/reduced meal programs School lunch image courtesy OSPI

Eligible families interested in free and reduced-price meal programs at school are now able to apply for participation at any time during the year.

Homework Club Homework Club

Need a quiet place to do homework?  A little extra support in one of your classes?  A place to meet with a classmate to work on your group project?  If so, then Homework Club is for you!

Video: Soccer team dedicates season to Camas boy Camden with players

The women’s soccer team at HHS has dedicated their season to a Camas boy who was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor. KPTV Fox 12 visited the team to help tell the story.

Hockinson schools commemorate 9/11 9/11 flags

On Wednesday, Hockinson School District marked the 18th anniversary of 9/11 with moments of silence and reflection, stories of bravery and grief, and conversations between teachers and students.

A great start to the school year First day

With the new school year is officially underway, we thought it would be fun to share a few of our favorite images from the first day of school.

Back to School Welcome back

Welcome back to school! We are excited to start the new school year with you! Use this helpful list of resources for all of your back to school needs.

All Student Orientation Day Orientation Day

All Student Orientation Day is being held on August 21st...

Bus Route bus

A list of school bus routes for the 2019-2020 school year.
 

 

Equestrian team recognized at state HHS equestrian team

Congratulations to HHS’s Equestrian Team! They received the state championship Medium School Team Trophy this spring for earning the most points among all medium-size teams.

Congratulations, Class of 2019! HHS's graduating class of 2019 in robes and mortarboards

Hockinson is proud of our Hawks and happy to share some fun facts about our new graduates!

36% are honor students (GPA of 3.5 or higher)
16% earned the State of Washington Honors Award
16% are members of the National Honor Society
11% also received their Associate of Arts degree

Summer meals available for kids, teens Free summer meals

Meals are available during the summer for kids and teens ages 18 and under through the Summer Food Service Program.

Fall Sports Information Fall leaves for Fall sports

Interested in Cross Country or Volleyball?  Make sure you're prepared and ready to go by the end of the summer.

8th Grade Promotion 8th grade promotion

Please join us June 17th to celebrate our 8th graders!

Come say farewell to Superintendent Yager Sandra Yager

The Hockinson School Board invites you to join them in wishing Superintendent Sandra Yager well at a party Monday, June 10!

District art show to be held May 10 Landscape by an HMS student

The Annual Hockinson School District Visual Arts Show is this Friday -- May 10 -- from 5:30 to 7 p.m in the HHS Commons. Come and celebrate the artistic achievements of our talented student artists.

This art show is open to students, families and our community. Please join us for an evening of amazing artwork and delicious refreshments!

Thank you, Hockinson voters— the Programs and Operations Levy is certified! Hockinson students hold a sign that says, "Thank you, Hockinson voters!"

Clark County certified Hockinson’s vote Friday, May 3, with this final tally:

  • The Replacement School Programs and Operations Levy passed 52.25% to 47.75%.
  • The Capital Levy for Technology and School Improvements failed 50.92% to 49.08%.
Music brings generations together at Elementary School Music runs in this family!

Multiple generations, ages 11 to 90, made beautiful music together Tuesday -- including a Hockinson fifth grader and his great-grandma!

Thank you, Hockinson! Students hold a sign that says, "Thank you, voters!"

The School Programs and Operations Levy is passing with 52.01 percent of the vote! Final certification will be May 3. 

HHS bands win multiple awards at Columbia Basin HHS band members and director Corey McEnry hold trophies at Columbia Basin College

Our HHS musicians had a stellar weekend at the 2019 Columbia Basin College Band Festival.

The HHS Jazz Band placed in the top three bands, regardless of school size, and took first in the AA division.

 

HHES team reaches for the … sun! HHES Solar Solvers team displays their trophy

Congratulations to Hockinson Heights’ Solar Solvers—they received the “Solar Car All Star” award for elementary schools at the 2019 Solar Car Challenge!

The Solar Solvers are a team of three fifth-grade students—among 40 Hockinson fourth and fifth graders and 160 teams from Southwest Washington competing in the event at Hudson Bay High School.

Levy Information Night PowerPoints available online HSD and Clark County PowerPoint covers

Thank you to everyone who gathered for Levy Information Night on April 9! Superintendent Sandra Yager and Clark County Assessor Peter Van Nortwick each presented, and their PowerPoint presentations are now available on the Levy Information webpage.

April 9 is Levy Information Night levy info image

Please join us April 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. for a special Levy Information Night at Hockinson High School. HSD Superintendent Sandra Yager and County Assessor Peter Van Nortwick will be presenting. Get your questions about levies, property taxes and Hockinson schools answered by the experts!

Updated levy information is here! Collage of photos featuring students and staff engaged in special education, safety, transportation, athletics, arts & music and technology

On April 23, 2019, Hockinson voters will decide whether to approve two School District levies.

One is a partial replacement of an existing levy. The other is a new levy, similar to ones from 2009 to 2016.

Please take a few moments to learn about these requests on our Levy Information page.

2019-20 calendar updated Calendar and vase of flowers on a desk

Planning ahead for the 2019-20 school year? Our year-at-a-glance calendar has been updated with spring break dates!

HHS art students win regional awards Into the Light

HHS student artists Rachel Edmonds and Samantha Hills were presented with awards March 19 at the Southwest Washington Regional High School Art Show.

“Rumors” has it: HHS Theatre Co. wins big! HHS Theatre Co. poses in Ellensburg

The HHS Theatre Co. brought home its first performance trophy—Excellence in Performance—from the Washington State Thespian Festival!

The cast of HHS's spring play, Neil Simon’s “Rumors,” performed Act 1 in front of the largest audience of the entire weekend and received “superior” scores in 4 of 5 categories: acting transitions, characterization, movement/staging and execution.

Parent-Student-Teacher Spring Conference Week Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent-Student-Teacher Fall Conference Week is March 25-29 2019.

In Battle of the Books, everybody wins Battle of the Books

The gymnasium erupted in cheers again and again as three teams—the Chinchillas, the Picky Readers and the Kabakes—vied for the opportunity to face off against a team of staff members.

Hockinson selects new superintendent Steve Marshall

The Hockinson School District Board of Directors has selected Steve Marshall to be the district’s new superintendent.

Hockinson board addresses levy request Hockinson logo

Greetings from the School Board.

On Feb. 19 our Board held a special meeting to approve two levy resolutions for the April 23 election ballot. One is a partial replacement levy, and the other is a new capital levy. The amounts we requested are the same as the levies that failed to achieve the 50 percent margin needed to pass in the Feb. 12 election.

Our district’s needs have not changed since February. The partial replacement levy is needed because the state does not fully cover basic educational costs, which include a portion of employee salaries and benefits, as well as most of our extra-curricular programs, which have always been funded by local levy dollars. 

HMS Band and Choir Boosters Fundraiser Pancakes

Join us at Applebee's for a pancake fundraiser!

HHS student artwork is at the Regional Art Show! Camryn Thelen's Rainbow Crappie

Eleven HHS students have artwork competing in the 2019 Southwest Washington Regional High School Art Show.

The creations by ...

Hockinson board approves levy request for April ballot school bus

The Hockinson School Board approved two levy resolutions for the April 23 election ballot during its Feb. 19 special meeting. One is a partial replacement levy, and the other is a new capital levy.

The requests are identical to the ones that received 47.46 percent and 46.06 percent “yes” votes, respectively, in the Feb. 12 election. They needed 50 percent plus one vote to pass.

Hockinson to interview four candidates for superintendent Superintendent search

The Hockinson School Board has selected four candidates from other western Washington school districts to interview for the position of superintendent. The candidates are:

HSD invites public to engage in superintendent search process Superintendent search

HSD is hosting a community forum Monday, March 4, where district residents may participate in the process of selecting the district’s next superintendent. 

No school on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 Mt. Rushmore

There will be no school in Hockinson tomorrow -- Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. 

 

HSD levies failing Voter selecting between "yes" and "no"

Preliminary results from the Feb. 12, 2019, special election have been released, and it appears Hockinson is the only school district in the state not to pass its levies.

 

 

 

 

2018-19 school calendar updated updated June 2019 calendar

Due to our snow day Feb. 5, one day has been added to the end of the school year. The last day of school is now scheduled to be Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Please click here for an updated one-page school calendar.

Weekend weather closures snowflake

Due to predicted inclement weather, Community Education classes, use of district facilities and many events are canceled for Saturday, Feb. 9, and Sunday, Feb. 10.

2019-20 calendar is online Calendar and vase of flowers on a desk

Planning ahead? Our 2019-20 calendar is available on our new consolidated calendar page! Please note: Some dates are still to be determined. 

 

2019 assessment, tax info is available online Hockinson's levies help fund many programs and staff

Hockinson School District encourages our voters to be informed. See how much you will pay in 2019 taxes and how it compares to past years on the Clark County Property Information Center website: https://gis.clark.wa.gov/gishome/property/index.cfm

HHS, HMS musicians score at Jazz Festival Band director Corey McEnry and several jazz band members show first place trophy.

Hockinson students showed their musical chops at the Clark College Jazz Festival with group and individual wins last weekend.

Governor recognizes HSD for scholarship sign-up rate students toss mortarboards into the air

Hockinson School District earned a Gold Star Award and was recognized by Gov. Jay Inslee for signing up more than 70 percent of students who are eligible for the College Bound Scholarship. 

Thank you for your input! Superintendent search

Thank you to all of the staff and Hockinson community members who took part in the recent focus groups and survey providing input on Hockinson's search for its next superintendent.

Facilities team does much with little Eirik Huset and the desk he built from repurposed wood

Local levy funding helps pay for instructional technology, building repairs and improvements, and Hockinson carefully stewards its funds.

Levy-funded activities: more than just fun and games HHS students benefit from a variety of activities

Research shows that involvement in school activities promotes greater academic achievement for every type of learner. Local levy funding pays for academic, fine art and athletic extracurricular activities -- programming not considered "basic education" and therefore not funded by the state. 

 

National Geographic Bee National Geographic Bee

GeoBee is coming to HMS on Friday, January, 18!

Community Forum to kick off superintendent search Jan. 14 Superintendent search

Hockinson community members are invited to participate in a community forum Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

HMS students spread holiday cheer HMS students create chew toys for pets during Community Service Day

Hockinson Middle School ended the week with an outpouring of holiday cheer … and food and blankets and chew toys and ornaments … during its first-ever Community Service Day on Friday, Dec. 14.

Schools levy request goes to voters Hockinson logo

The Hockinson School Board of Direc­tors has approved two requests that will go before the community on the Feb. 12, 2019, ballot. They are a Replacement School Programs & Operations Levy and a new Capital Levy for Technology & School Improvements.

HHS presents “Fiddler on the Roof" HHS cast of "Fiddler on the Roof"

The Hockinson High School Theatre Company is presenting audience favorite “Fiddler on the Roof” Nov. 29-30, and Dec. 6-8.

Message from Superintendent Sandra Yager Hockinson logo

Dear Hockinson Families,

I am writing to let you know that I have accepted the position of superintendent of Cornerstone Christian Academy, beginning in July 2019. My resignation will go before the Board of Directors at this evening’s special meeting (Nov. 7). I have asked that it be effective July 1, 2019.

Battle of the Books Battle of the Books

Welcome to Battle of the Books! Read more for Who, What, When, Where, and Why...

Veterans Day Celebration Thank you, Veterans

You are invited to Hockinson Middle School's Veterans Day Assembly on November 9th from 9:40 - 11:30.

Student-athletes make their mark girls cross-country district champions

The Hawks are student-athletes, making their mark in the classroom as well as on the field, in the pool and on the trail.

The girls swimming and cross-country teams have both been named Academic State Champions for the 2018-19 fall sports season—achieving the highest grade-point average among all Washington high schools in their enrollment classification.

Candy for Operation Gratitude Operation Gratitude

We are having our 1st HomeBase competition in November. We will be collecting left over Halloween candy and toiletries from November 1st through November 9th. The candy will be sent to Operation Gratitude to California and the toiletries will be donated to the VA center in Battle ground.

Fall Scholastic Book Fair Scholastic Book Fair

Come find books for all ages at the District Wide Fall Scholastic Book Fair!

 

HHS senior earns perfect ACT score Lexie Stucki at HHS

Lexie Stucki shows that practice can, indeed, make perfect.

The HHS senior scored a perfect 36 on her ACT test. She’s among fewer than 0.2 percent of test-takers scoring that high on the college entrance exam in 2018.

“I was pretty sure I did well, but did not think it’d be that good,” she said.

Lexie had taken the ACT once before and then bought a program that analyzed her previous score and guided her in areas where she could improve. She spent about 50 hours over the summer studying and working on practice problems.

Although she said she wouldn’t describe the process as “fun,” the new score has inspired her to expand the list of four-year universities she’s applying to. Her goal is to focus on math or science.

“She’s a motivated student who wants to do well and always wants to challenge herself,” said HHS guidance counselor Myke Pace. “Lexie is a well-rounded kid who’ll go on to be successful in whatever she does.”

Lexie plays clarinet in band and marching band—which she describes as “a big, happy family”—and participates in soccer, National Honor Society and Key Club.

What advice does she have for other students preparing to take the ACT?

“Find enough time to study, so you don’t have to cram it all in at the end.”

HHS girls soccer dedicates season, wins league title Soccer team members hold Warriors for Wyatt signs

When the HHS girls soccer team beat R.A. Long Oct. 18 for the league title, it was more than a win for the team. It was also a win for Wyatt.

The team has dedicated its season to Wyatt Draper, a 5-year-old from Ridgefield who has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.

“Now that we have that emotional connection to him, it makes it a lot more special to play and to win,” said soccer team captain Brooke Grosz.

Wyatt is the son of Tyler and Sara Draper, who went to school with HHS soccer coach Joe Chicks in Ridgefield.

“I thought it would be a good way to get our girls involved in something bigger than sports and giving back,” Chicks said. “Some things are more important than just soccer. This puts things in perspective.”

When the team warms up before matches, they wear “Warriors for Wyatt” T-shirts. Before each game begins, they say, “Let’s play for Wyatt.”

“We play for each other, we play for our community—but we also play for Wyatt,” said Brooke, who is a junior.

Technically, the team has one league game left, Oct. 23 against Woodland. But even if they lose, HHS will retain its No. 1 ranking in the 2A Greater St. Helens League.

“They’re a really talented group of players,” Chicks said, “but I think a big part of their success is they’re willing to put the team above themselves. When you’ve got the talent and the right attitude, it makes for a special season.”    

HMS Fall Band Concert Band Concert

Middle School Fall Concert Thursday, October 18th!

Emergency Alert System to ring cell phones Oct. 3 CORRECTION: image of smartphone with alert

TIME CORRECTION: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is scheduled to test the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) at 11:18 a.m. Oct. 3, 2018.

The test is intended to assess the operational readiness of infrastructure for distribution of a national message and will be sent to cell phones connected to wireless providers participating in WEA.

For more information, please see the FEMA website.

2019 Graduation Day moved to June 13 graduation scene

The Hockinson School Board voted Monday, Sept. 24, to move Graduation Day for HHS's Class of 2019 to Thursday, June 13.

 

HSD offers smartphone app Image of a smartphone

There's an app for that! Hockinson School District's smartphone app is available, and here's how to get it:

Visit your app store and search for "SchoolPointe Stay Connected." 
Download the Schoolpointe app. 
Select Hockinson School District.

HSD will become your default app, and you will have the latest district news, events, staff directory, notifications and more -- all on your smartphone!

Middle School wins design award Hockinson Middle School

Hockinson Middle School and architect DOWA-IBI Group have received an award for Outstanding Design! 

The HMS project will be included in the 2018 American School & University Architectural Portfolio, which is scheduled to be published in late November, and will be among projects included in an online database at SchoolDesigns.com.

School year calendar update 2018-19 school year calendar

The latest version of Hockinson's 2018-19 calendar is available in the Quick Links in the top righthand corner of the district homepage.

Welcome back, students! HMS students play a circle game

We're so excited to have our students back in class! Check out our back-to-school photos at: www.hocksd.org/Gallery

Welcome back to school! Pencils, sharpener, notebook

We are excited to welcome our Hockinson students back to school tomorrow—Tuesday, Sept. 4—and kindergartners on Friday, Sept. 7! More ...

Hockinson district, teachers union achieve tentative agreement typewriter

Hockinson School District and Hockinson Education Association negotiators reached a tentative agreement Sunday night on a two-year contract for certificated staff.

Details of the agreement will be released pending ratification by the teachers union, which is meeting at noon Monday, Sept. 3.

School is tentatively scheduled to begin Tuesday, Sept. 4. The district will send an update Monday.

“We appreciate our community’s patience during these negotiations and their enthusiastic support for education in Hockinson,” said Superintendent Sandra Yager. “We are eager to welcome our staff and students back to school and to embark on another exciting school year.”

Labor relations update 9/1/18 typewriter

The negotiating teams are not meeting today but are scheduled to return to negotiations tomorrow—Sunday, Sept. 2. We apologize for the multiple messages but will continue to do our best to keep our community updated during this process. Our next update will be on Sunday.

Message from the School Board 8/31/18 Hockinson logo

Dear Community Members:

Greetings from your Hockinson School Board.

Our school district’s work stoppage has been a challenging time for our community, staff and particularly for our families with school-age children. We appreciate your sacrifices and your patience.

We have been keeping in close contact with Superintendent Yager throughout this negotiation and mediation process, providing her with support and encouragement as she and her staff work toward a prompt, affordable and sustainable solution.

We truly value each of our employees, and want to find resolution within the constraints of the district’s budget. Our goal is to get our teachers, classified staff and students back to school as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

Kathy Nordberg, Chair

Dave Olson, Vice Chair

Gordon Smith, Director

Greg Gospe, Director

Steve Nylund, Director

Labor Relations Update 8/31/18 8:30 p.m. typewriter

Hello, Hockinson Families --

The district and teachers union bargaining teams are still at the table negotiating, working toward an agreement.

We will be in touch again tomorrow, Saturday, with a negotiations update.

Thank you for your patience. 

For additional details about the process, please see our Labor Relations web page. If you have questions that have not been answered, please email districtcommunication@hocksd.org.

Hockinson School District

Road work Friday, Aug. 31 road work sign

Road work is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 31, at the corner of NE 159th Street and 182nd Avenue. Please use caution.

Labor relations update 8/30/18 -- 4:00 p.m. typewriter

Hello, Hockinson Families --

We continue to make progress in negotiations.

The Hockinson School District and Hockinson Education Association (HEA) have yet to reach a tentative agreement.

This means that HEA, which represents our teachers, will continue its work stoppage, and there will be no school tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 31.

School offices remain closed, and the District Office will be open regular hours.

The district and union bargaining teams will continue negotiating, and we will keep you posted as we work toward an agreement.

Our goal remains unchanged: to provide a competitive salary that is affordable and sustainable, both for our school district and for our community.

The district will continue providing updates on its Labor Relations web page and its hotline at 360-448-6401.

If you have questions that have not been answered, please email districtcommunication@hocksd.org.

Hockinson School District

Labor relations update 8/30/18 -- 9:45 a.m. typewriter

Good morning, Hockinson community --

The negotiating teams are meeting with the state mediator again this morning after a one-day break, and everyone is working hard to reach agreement.

The district will send an email, text and voice call by 5 p.m. today—and earlier if possible—informing everyone whether school will start tomorrow.

The district appreciates the hard work of the negotiating teams and extends its thanks to the district’s entire staff, and students and families for their patience at this difficult time.

Updates will continue to be posted on the District’s Labor Relations webpage and on the hotline at 360-448-6401.

Labor Relations Update 8/29/18 typewriter

Mediation to resume Thursday, Aug. 30.

The Hockinson School District and Hockinson Education Association negotiating teams will be meeting Thursday to continue working toward a contract agreement. 

HSD will use the same notification process we used Tuesday, Aug. 28, to notify our families about whether there will be school the following day -- robocall, email and text messaging. We will share this information as soon as it is available.

The document linked below offers answers to many questions from our community, including questions about the current work stoppage. We also have added an article from WSSDA on 2018-19 school district budgets and collective bargaining. 

Hockinson School District Labor Relations Q & A

 

Letter to Hockinson families 8/28/18 Hockinson logo

Dear Hockinson Families:

I am writing to let you know that even though we have made progress over the past couple of days, the Hockinson School District and Hockinson Education Association (HEA) were unable to reach a tentative agreement today. This means that HEA, which represents our teachers, will begin a two-day work stoppage tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 29.

Labor relations update 8/28/18-11 a.m. typewriter

The negotiating teams are back to mediation after working until 2 this morning. Both the district and teachers union are committed to working hard today in an effort to reach agreement.

With the first day of school scheduled to begin less than 24 hours from now, we understand that families need to finalize their plans for Wednesday.

 

Labor relations update 8/27/18 typewriter

Negotiating teams for Hockinson School District and the Hockinson Education Association (HEA) are working into the night with a mediator from the state Public Employees Resource Commission (PERC).

They engaged in mediation Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, from 9 a.m. until midnight. Negotiations resumed at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27. The District is willing to stay at the table for as long as it takes to reach a tentative agreement on a new contract. HSD is striving to provide its staff with competitive compensation while ensuring contracts are affordable and sustainable for the District.

Labor relations update 8/26/18 typewriter

The updated document linked below provides answers to many questions regarding labor negotiations.

Hockinson School District Labor Relations Q&A

If you have a question that has not been answered, please send it to districtcommunication@hocksd.org

Click here to visit the Labor Relations webpage.

Letter to Hockinson Families 8/25/2018 Hockinson logo

Dear Hockinson Families:

As you are probably well aware, Hockinson School District is negotiating a new contract with the Hockinson Education Association (HEA), which represents teachers, counselors and other education professionals.

Labor Relations Update 8/22/18 typewriter

The document linked below is an analysis of guidance sent to districts today, Aug. 22, 2018, by state schools Superintendent Chris Reykdal.

State schools superintendent cautions negotiating districts

Letter to the Hockinson community 8/21/2018 Hockinson logo

Dear Hockinson Community:

I hope you have been enjoying a good summer. We are eagerly anticipating getting our students back on our campuses for the start of the 2018-19 school year.

As you have likely heard, we are still negotiating contracts with our staff. As of Aug. 21, 2018, the district and Hockinson Education Association (HEA)—teacher union—have negotiated tentative agreements for 23 changes requested by the union. However, there remains a considerable difference between the union’s compensation requests and what the district’s budget can afford. We are scheduled to begin mediation Sunday, Aug. 26, with assistance from Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC).

Labor relations update 8/21/18 typewriter

Mediation to begin Sunday, Aug. 26

Today, Tuesday, Aug. 21, we were notified that the first meeting for Hockinson School District (HSD) and the Hockinson Education Association (HEA) with a mediator will take place Sunday, Aug. 26.

Why bring in a mediator?

On Wednesday, Aug. 15, there remained a considerable difference between HEA’s compensation requests and what HSD’s budget can afford. Per the request of the district, HSD and HEA jointly filed a request for a mediator from the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC). A mediator was assigned to Hockinson on Friday, Aug. 17.

Click here to visit the Labor Relations webpage.

If you have a question that has not been answered, please send it to districtcommunication@hocksd.org.

Labor relations update 8/20/18 typewriter

The document linked below provides answers to many questions our community has about Hockinson School District's budget, state funding and current labor negotiations. 

Hockinson School District Labor Relations Q&A

If you have a question that has not been answered, please send it to districtcommunication@hocksd.org

Click here to visit the Labor Relations webpage.

Labor Relations Update 8/16/18 typewriter

Greetings from Hockinson School District.

Our district has been in contract negotiations with its two unions over the past few months.

As of Aug. 16, 2018, the district and the Hockinson Education Association (HEA)—teachers union—have negotiated tentative agreements for 23 changes requested by the union.

However, at the Aug. 15 meeting of HEA and district negotiators, there remained a considerable difference between the union’s compensation requests and what the district’s budget can afford.

New Online Facility Request Hockinson Middle School Outside

Hockinson School District is pleased to announce a new online facility request and rental system designed to provide a positive user experience for all.  

Proof of Vaccination for 2018-2019 Medical equipment

Washington State Law requires that all children attending a licensed child care or school must provide proof of vaccination prior to entering school. Parents/guardians can meet this requirement by completing and returning the State of Washington Certificate of Immunization Status form, this form shows their child has received the required vaccinations (or has immunity from previous illness). Parents can also print a copy of their child's immunization record directly from the WA Immunization Registry. This form and instructions can be found at https://www.doh.wa.gov

School Hours

First Day of School
September 6, 2017

Office Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

School Hours
8:50 am - 3:20 pm
1-hour early release every Wednesday

Please visit our School Info page to find forms, school supply lists and more!

Welcome

Thanks for visiting Hockinson Middle School

"Preparing All Students for Lifelong Success"
Our vision is to inspire all to live with strong core values, to become competent, responsible learners, Independent thinkers, and positive contributors to our changing world.
Main Office: 360-448-6440
Attendance: 360-448-6441
Fax: 360-448-6449

WHERE TO LOOK
Schoology Skyward Website (hocksd.org/hms/home)
Academic Progress Attendance School-wide Information
Grades Online Payments (i.e. Lunch) Student Handbook
Syllabus   School-wide Links 
Calendar of Major Due Dates for your Students   School-wide Calendar of Events
2017-2018 Homework Club

8:00 - 8:45   Tues, Wed, Thurs
2:20 - 3:20   Wed
3:20 - 4:20   Mon, Tues, Thurs

CONGRATULATIONS to our 40 Book Challenge award winners!

6th Grade:  Connor G., Annaka N., Averie K., Rebecca S., Lillian C., Celia R., Nicholas J., Annabelle M., Ashley S., Ava G., Alex H., Lauren T., Sophia S., Isaiah T., Beckett A., Sofia L., Annaka V., Elsa G., Paeten T., Ryan H., Andrew M., Delaney R., Ellie O., Emma T., 
Austin S., Timothy T.
7th Grade: Olivia A., Kaylen D., Linnea G., Olivia H., Cedric H., Mei-Ling H., Milan M., Ella M., Jackson S., Sofia S., Avery V., Abby W., Ryann G., Alisha L., Emmerson R., Casey J., 
Nicole W., Parker D., Maksim T.
8th Grade:  Annabella H., Clara B., Rebecca T., Daniel F., Adisynne S., Taylor S., Ashley K., Riley H., Anna M.

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony 

We'd like to invite all 8th grade families to join us for our
8th Grade Promotion Ceremony 
on 
June 21st 
at 
6:00 PM 
in the new 
Middle School Gym

There will be light refreshments in the commons area immediately following for parents and students to visit and take pictures. Students will need to be at school in the small gym at 5:30 to prepare for the event.